Pecan Butter Cookies (Flourless)

21 Nov

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I’ve recently found that you can make an amazing cookie out of nut butters.  Gluten free, low carb and tasty! What more can you want! As long as you don’t use that nasty sugar ingredient but a far more healthier alternative!  These as just so easy to make too as long as you have a food processor.   No stirring or beating, just press the buttons and voila! Tasty soft and delicious cookies for all!  These are great the next day after storing in the fridge too.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes (Coconut Flour)

14 Nov

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One of my many favourite flavour combination is coconut and lime.  I fancied something sweet one afternoon so thought I’d whip up a batch of cupcakes with coconut and lime.   Light, delicious and hit the spot.  I purposely have not included my topping recipe as you may want to use your own or change it.   If you do want it, let me know and I’ll adjust the recipe.  It’s easy enough to mix some butter, cream cheese with coconut milk and sometimes cupcake toppings are a very personal choice!

This recipe is my favourite cupcake recipe with coconut flour.  It’s fun to adapt it with other flavours.   Use and enjoy!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Ricotta Crepes

29 Oct

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These are just delicious and so easy to make too.   I tried this with both savoury and sweet fillings and both were delicious.  The Chief Taster was not about so I got to eat them all to myself too which was an added bonus!  I made some savoury ones, stuffed with spinach and cheese but ate them all before I could photograph them so you will have to use your imagination!  If you are using a savoury filling I reccomend that you omit the vanilla from the mixture (and perhaps the sweetner).  Low carb goodness in crepe form! Lovely!

 

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese Quiche

24 Oct

 

Delicious gluten free quiche

Delicious gluten free quiche

 

The crust on this Quiche is one of nicest gluten free ones I have tasted and thanks to a reader (Jazzy-k) who shared a recipe with me for a pie crust which had these ingredients.   I slightly changed the quantities, added butter and voila!  A lovely buttery, crumbly Quiche pastry!  It reminds me of a wholewheat pastry case.   The Chief Taster thinks that this would be great as a cheesecake base too (sweetened up though) which is on the list of things to bake.  Although he suggests cheesecake for most recipes…it’s an obsession with him.

You could have any fillings in this Quiche but broccoli and blue cheese is my personal favourite.  Take the base recipe, throw your own fillings and get creative!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Curried Cabbage and Coconut Salad

17 Oct

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I am playing around with a lot of cabbage recipes at the moment, simply because it’s cheap, low in carbs and we love the vegetable.  We normally have cabbage in some form of cheese dish but I wanted something else without the dairy.  This is a great alternative to coleslaw and is full of flavour.   Just like coleslaw it improves with some chilling time.  You could play around with the spices too if you wanted it hotter.   I loved it and scoffed a bowl of it under the guise of “taste testing”.  Another simple and tasty dish!  So simple to make the Chief Taster could possibly whip up a batch!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Coconut Butter Bars – Strawberry and Coconut

10 Oct

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To make coconut butter is as simple as making a nut butter.  Simply throw some raw dried shredded coconut into the food processor and blitz until you have a butter spread.  Or you can simply purchase a jar of it!  Coconut is one of my favourite superfoods as it has a low glycemic index, a high fibre content and contains lauric acid which has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.   It also improves nutrient absorption!   Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Beetroot, Ginger and Coconut Soup

8 Oct
Colourful soup

Colourful soup

As well as looking colourful this soup is full of flavour.  I like the flavour combination of beetroot and ginger in a juice, but in a soup with coconut milk this is just delicious.  As well as being colourful in flavour, a bowl packs many nutritional benefits.  Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.  Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch, because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body.   Ginger helps regulate cholesterol, helps improve the immune system, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has a beneficial effect on your overall digestive system, helping to regulate and aid the movement of food through your stomach, and small and large intestines.  Coconut milk is high in is rich in antioxidants and lauric acid.

 

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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